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Undergraduate degree programmes

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics/intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. Our joint degrees provide more formal pathways to study with us.

At LSE we study social phenomena and human behaviour. We teach the language needed to understand these things in different contexts and different countries.

Dr Neil McLean, Director LSE Language Centre

BSc programmes

BSc International Relations and Chinese

The aim of this new joint honours programme is to develop graduates who are able to combine theoretical and applied knowledge of International Relations as a discipline, and of China as a global power, with linguistic proficiency in Mandarin and competence in navigating Chinese and international settings relevant to diplomacy, international organisations and corporations.

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Featuring staff and students from the LSE Language Centre and the Department of International Relations, this short film showcases the new BSc International Relations and Chinese outlining the opportunities to study abroad at Fudan University, how the programme is delivered and the different insight language skills can give to the study of International Relations. LSE Film & Audio

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BSc Language, Culture and Society

This new programme combines the study of social and cultural theory, identity and cultural forms with the development of advanced language skills. Students can choose one of five modern languages: French; German; Mandarin; Russian or Spanish.

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Featuring staff and students from the LSE Language Centre and the Department of Sociology, this short film showcases the new BSc Language, Culture and Society outlining the opportunities to study abroad at one of five partner institutions, how the programme is delivered and the different insight language skills can give to the study of Sociology. LSE Film & Audio

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